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Jazz Journalists Association Announces 2013 Journalism and Media Awards

Willard Jenkins receives Lifetime Achievement honor; JazzTimes named periodical of year

Jazz Journalists Association award for Best Jazz Print Periodical 2013
Amiri Baraka presents the Jazz Journalists Association's Lifetime Achievement Award to Willard Jenkins at the JJA's 2013 award ceremony in NYC

The Jazz Journalists Association announced the 2013 Jazz Awards winners in the journalism and media categories yesterday (June 19) at a ceremony at New York’s Blue Note. The awards follow the JJA’s May 1 announcement of winners in the jazz music and recordings categories.

Hosted by WBGO radio personality Josh Jackson, the event-which honored recipients voted on by members of the JJA-also featured live music by harpist Edmar Castaneda (winner of the JJA’s 2013 Jazz Award for Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz), singer Paulette Dozier with pianist Danny Mixon, and violinist Zach Brock’s trio. A special audio message by Sonny Rollins on the subject of jazz journalism was played prior to the award ceremony.

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